The Catholic Bishops Convention of Nigeria have rejected Father Mbaka’s apology to Peter Obi, which the controversial priest issued after an embarrassing episode with the PDP Vice Presidential candidate.
Catholic Bishop of Enugu, Most Rev. Callistus Onaga who relayed the stand of the Catholic Bishops, acknowledged that they rejected Father Mbaka’s apology to Peter Obi as a result of it was no apology however apologetics that didn’t adjust to what they directed him to do.
Talking throughout the weekend at a diaconate ordination mass celebrated on the Holy Ghost Cathedral, Enugu, Onaga, beneath whose jurisdiction and supervision Fr. Mbaka’s Adoration Ministry Enugu operates stated;
“Earlier than we met Mbaka, he had already apologised to Obi however once we listened to the apology, we realized it was no apology however apologetics, so we mandated him to do a written apology to Obi which he agreed to do and really did it in our presence.
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The Catholic Bishop who famous that Fr. Mbaka is presented however shouldn’t enable himself be led into disobeying the directives and authority of the church, bemoaned the deep involvement of clerics in partisan politics and additional acknowledged that monks of the Catholic Church should not make political prophecies or endorse any politician or political get together.
The bishop who additionally warned that monks have been turning into meddlesome even in issues that doesn’t concern them, added;
“I urge you all to hope for Fr. Ejike Mbaka. This man has added worth to the church by way of his work. I’ve on a number of events informed him that he’s gifted however we should not enable anyone railroad us into disobeying the directives of the church. I due to this fact urge you all to hope for him in order that the church can maximize his reward to the glory of God.
“I’ve heard such circumstances in some group the place the rivalry was that the priest stated sure individual or the opposite must be the normal ruler of a group and the group was in disaster. That is past your mandate as priest. Monks are usually not king makers, simply preach and pray for them and let the counties run their affairs. In the identical manner, we also needs to enable politicians to play their politics and steer clear from the endorsements of candidates. Nigeria operates a democracy and never theocracy. We should due to this fact be conscious to protect the integrity of the Catholic church.”